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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dark drama is filled with violence, sex, drugs, profanity.

Movie NR 2019 109 minutes
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A hyper-realistic camera, production design, and attitude combine with exciting performances by the two relatively novice lead actors to deliver a complex story of crime and character. With an overarching message about the power of love and a vital portrait of the plight of multigenerational immigrants in a gritty European port, Shéhérazade is an impressive first feature for director-writer Jean Bernard-Marlin. The film offers a violent, hard-hitting look at the urban decay and desperation that envelope the young people who don't see a way out. Still, once the audience gets past the brutality and the predatory behavior, Bernard-Marlin actually offers a spark of hope as the final credits roll. For older teens and adults only.

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